We have a book club at work, and this month we are reading a book called “Mistakes Were Made, (But Not By Me Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts” By Carol Tavris and Elliot Avrinson.
The Book is a great read and very insightful, I saw a lot of myself in the book. It isn’t geared towards religion but it did have a phrase within the book that kinda struck me:
(I’m paraphrasing because I don’t have the book in front of me:)
“Like those people who attack and tear down others people faiths, because of their own self doubt in their faith”.
So this isn’t geared at Catholic apologists only but all apologists. It does ring true, isn’t going out of your way to tear down, prove false, other faiths a way of dealing with your own insecurities and doubt in your own faith? Is it amplified the more you attack the less secure you really are? Even if you put on a mask of zero doubt and faith warrior?